Scottish Gossip: Conor Sammon, Hearts, Dundee Utd, Celtic, Snodgrass, Rangers

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Ian Cathro is set to make his first big call as Hearts boss — by dumping under-fire striker Conor Sammon. The Jambos are in advanced talks with Dundee United about a loan deal for the Irishman. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Robert Snodgrass is set to abandon his lifelong dream of a move to Celtic to commit his future to a club in England's top flight. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has emerged as a surprise contender for the England Under-21s manager's job, but he is unlikely to apply for the position. (The Times, newspaper edition)

Mark Warburton has stepped up his move to land priority January target Jota Peleteiro by flying to Spain to hold face-to-face talks with the winger. (Daily Record)external-link

Brendan Rodgers has told Celtic kid Calvin Miller he can follow in the footsteps of Champions League winner Ryan Bertrand. (Various)

Hearts striker Conor Sammon
Conor Sammon has only scored one two goals in 14 outings this season since joining Hearts

Matt Crooks is keen on a loan move back to England after growing frustrated with life on the sidelines at Rangers. (Scottish Daily Mail, newspaper edition)

Niall McGinn has appealed to the Red Army to rally round Aberdeen, saying "Stick by us and we will definitely turn this around". (Scottish Sun)external-link

Torino president Urbano Cairo has handed manager Sinisa Mihajlovic the green light to go out and splash the cash with Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic their number one target - but the Hoops are unlikely to let him go. (Daily Record)external-link

Anne Budge believes new head coach Ian Cathro should be afforded a year of grace before he is judged, as the Hearts owner admitted she has been "amazed" by the reaction to his appointment. (Various)external-link

Budge says she's not brave enough to suggest Hearts 
playing "home" European games at Easter Road, no matter how much sense it makes. The Hearts chairwoman said Murrayfield was the likely option while the redevelopment of Tynecastle is ongoing. (Scotsman)external-link

Rangers fans have launched a social-media campaign to get 1960s hit 'Glad All Over' to number one in the Christmas charts. The Dave Clark Five track has been adopted by supporters as a tribute to striker Joe Garner. (Scottish Daily Mail)external-link

Rangers striker Joe Garner
Rangers fans sing ‘We've got...Joey Garner’ in place of ‘I'm feelin'... glad all over’.

Uefa are set to allow Celtic fans to fly the flags that have cost their club almost £200,000 in fines. (Scottish Sun, newspaper edition)

Caley Thistle defender David Raven expects to sign a contract extension after hailing his time with Inverness as the best spell of his career. (Press and Journal)external-link

Dundee striker Rory Loy is free to find another club after falling out of favour at Dens Park. (Courier)external-link

Bonnyrigg Rose boss Robbie Horn has expressed his delight after the SFA granted the Junior side's wish by switching their Scottish Cup tie with Hibs to Tynecastle. (Edinburgh Evening News) external-link


The Murray family are said to be 'delighted' after a long overdue £15m investment in Scottish tennis was announced. (Scottish Daily Mail)